Taiwan market: Epson launches 4 inkjet MFPs
Mar 27, 10:40
Seiko Epson on March 26 launched four inkjet MFP (multi-function peripheral) models, Epson L220, Epson L360, Epson L365 and Epson L565, as well as an inkjet printer, Epson L310, in the Taiwan market, targeting SOHO (small office, home office) and small- to medium-size businesses, according to Epson...
Tablet vendors looking to tackle niche markets in 2015
Mar 26, 22:29
Tablet vendors are looking to tackle niche markets in 2015 including the industrial, commercial and education segments as the global tablet market is expected to take further hits due to rising influence from large-size smartphones.
Getac chairman expects over 15% on-year growth in rugged PC shipments in 2015
Mar 26, 22:20
Rugged PC vendor Getac Technology, an affiliate of the Mitac Group, is expected to achieve on-year shipment growth of at least 15% in 2015, higher than the rugged PC market's average growth of 5-10%. The company recently started shipping products to new clients and expects rugged PC products to contribute...
Acer turns profitable in 2014 with EPS of NT$0.66
Mar 25, 21:52
Acer has released its 2014 financial report with consolidated revenues of NT$329.68 billion (US$10.43 billion), gross margin of 8.78%, net operating profit of NT$2.71 billion, net profit of NT$1.79 billion and net EPS of NT$0.66. The company will not distribute a dividend for the year
Intel to partner with notebook players for Chromebook 2-in-1s
Mar 25, 21:48
Intel is planning to partner with Google and notebook players including Asustek Computer, Acer, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lenovo, Quanta Computer and Pegatron Technology to launch 2-in-1 Chromebooks in the second quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
China market buoying iPhone shipments
Mar 24, 20:58
Sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have been strong particularly in China driving growth in the smartphone's shipments, according to sources at upstream suppliers.
Connected medical imaging equipment to grow at 17% CAGR, says ABI Research
Mar 23, 16:03
The installed base of the connected medical imaging equipment market consisting primarily of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, computed tomography (CT) scanners, and X-ray machines is set to grow at a 17% CAGR between 2014-2020, according to ABI Research. Worldwide, the operating economics...
Supply chain has weak order visibility for 3Q15 despite Windows 10 launch
Mar 23, 15:32
With Intel having recently lowered its revenue forecast for the first quarter, sources from the upstream supply chain have pointed out that channel demand remains weak and order visibility until the third quarter is still unclear. Despite the fact that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 10 in...
Smart cities will use 1.1 billion connected things in 2015, says Gartner
Mar 20, 11:08
Increasing urbanization is putting unprecedented pressure on city mayors to constantly balance the challenge of resource constraints against environmental sustainability concerns. Because of this, Gartner estimates that 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015, rising to 9.7...
Asustek recruiting new blood for emerging businesses
Mar 19, 13:32
Asustek Computer is planning to hire 1,000 new employees in 2015 starting March as the company has been aggressively expanding its emerging businesses such as Internet of things (IoT) and wearable devices. Asustek currently has about 10,000 employees worldwide.
TCL and Cisco launch new mobile cross-terminal platform
Mar 18, 22:07
TCL Communication in cooperation with Cisco at CeBIT 2015 have announced a new commercial cloud platform solution that is a multi-party HD video service aimed at providing users with a high-quality collaborative communications platform. The platform will be accessible across multiple sources, coupled...
Synnex Technology nets NT$3.16 for 2014
Mar 18, 15:12
IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International on March 18 released its financial report for the fourth quarter of 2014, posting net EPS of NT$3.16 (US$0.10), according to the company.
Sony announces fiscal 3Q14 financial results
Mar 17, 19:59
Sony has announced its financial results for fiscal third-quarter 2014, ending December 31, 2014. Sales and operating revenues were JPY2.566 trillion (US$21.213 billion), an increase of 6.5% on year.
VAIO expected to become strong competitor to Sony in smartphone industry
Mar 16, 22:18
Japan-based notebook brand vendor VAIO, originally Sony's notebook department that was later sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), has recently launched a VAIO branded smartphone and is expected to become a strong competitors of Sony's Xperia smartphones, according to sources from...
PC long-term outlook improves slightly, says IDC
Mar 13, 16:38
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of 3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth-quarter-2014 results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product...
MacBook unlikely to surpass 450,000 in sales during 1H15, says report
Newswatch - Mar 13, 14:25
The new 12-inch MacBook recently announced from Apple that is set to be released on April 10 is unlikely to see more than 450,000 in sales during the first half of 2015 due to limited demand for notebooks coupled with slowdowns in production of Retina display panels, according to Taiwan-based Tech...
Commentary: Why smart thermostats have a limited market in China
Mar 11, 22:11
Smart home applications are one of the major focuses as part of the ever-growing IoT industry in 2015 and there is much discussion over how to control and connect appliances such as thermostats, refrigerators and washing machines. In western nations where homes are built around centralized air and...
Quanta sees revenues drop in February
Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:10
Quanta Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$55.015 billion (US$1.74 billion) for February 2015, representing a 21.55% drop on month and 20.64% drop on year.
Acer revenues fall in February
Stockwatch - Mar 11, 14:43
Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.644 billion (US$652.82 million) for February 2015, representing a 9.09% drop on month and 15.64% drop on year.
Asustek suffers revenues drop in February
Mar 11, 14:34
Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$34.79 billion (US$1.10 billion) for February 2015, decreasing 0.53% on month and 4.98% on year, and NT$69.76 billion for January-February, dipping 2.71% on year.
Altek expects operations to bottom out in 1Q15
Mar 10, 20:27
Digital camera ODM Altek, viewing that its in-house-developed dual-lens solutions have been adopted by two smartphone vendors for launch in the second quarter of 2015, expects its operations to bottom out in the first quarter, the company said at a March 10 investors conference.
Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and MacBook Air
Mar 10, 14:05
Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two times faster flash and longer battery life. Apple also updated the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air with fifth-generation Intel Core...